The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 30, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, January 30, 2014

Roger Lee Akers

MAYNOR — Roger Lee Akers, 68, of Maynor, died on Monday, January 27, 2014, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born August 19, 1945, at Summerlee, W.Va., he was the son of the late Bill and Sadie Nutter Akers.

Roger was a coal miner having worked for Perry & Hylton Coal Company.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era.

Two brothers, Billy Akers and Johnny Akers and a sister, Audrey Like preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Trela Kay Evans Akers; one son, Roger Lee Akers and wife, Tabitha of Summersville; daughter, Susan Akers of Beckley; one brother, Zennith Akers and wife, Lucille of Chicago, Ill.; and four sisters, Mary Hatfield of Gilbert, Betty Bartlett of Kinard, Laura Jane Coffman and husband, Roger of Charlotte, N.C. and Barbara Arthur.

He is also survived by three grandchildren, Sarah Williamson, Jeffrey Akers and Emma Akers, all of Summersville.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Bowers Hospice House and David and Debbie Farley.

Funeral services will be on Friday, January 31, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope. Burial will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Visitation will be held at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope on Thursday, January 30, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley WV 25801.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Ernest Edwin Ballard

ALDERSON — Ernest Edwin Ballard, age 87, of Alderson, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2014.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014, at 8 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, with the Rev. Dr. Bill Bryan officiating. Private interment will be held at the Alderson Cemetery, Alderson.

Friends may call Friday, January 31, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

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